Three Officers Sentenced For Cover-up Killing of 92-Year-Old Women

February 25, 2009

Georgia (ChattahBox) – Three Atlanta police officers have been sentenced to time in federal prison after they conducted an illegal drug raid that resulted in the death of a 92-year-old woman.

The ‘raid’ was actually a measure to increase performance review quotas, the prosecutors said, and there was no reason for the officers to have chosen that home for a bust. They obtained an illegal warrant, busted in the woman’s door, and frightened her into firing warning shots from a gun she kept in her home, as she thought she was being robbed.

The officer’s answered the shots with a number of bullets from each, which left the woman dead. After seeing what they had done, they created a cover story, which involved planting marijuana in her home to make it look as though the bust had been valid.

“It is my fervent hope the Atlanta Police Department will take to heart what has happened here,” U.S. District Judge Julie Carnes said in the sentencing, which gave the three varying sentences of five to ten years a piece.

The FBI has since launched in investigation into the department, and have found a deal of corruption on the force. The report has not been released, but Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) has since called for it to be shown to the citizens of the city.

“The public ought to know what that report says,” he said in a recent statement.


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